If we all did the things are

If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.  ~Thomas Alva Edison

I have accepted fear as a part

I have accepted fear as a part of life – specifically the fear of change…. I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says:  turn back.  ~Erica Jong

People are crying up the rich and

People are crying up the rich and variegated plumage of the peacock, and he is himself blushing at the sight of his ugly feet.  ~Sa’Di

I come into the peace of wild

I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief…. For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.  ~Wendell Berry, "The Peace of Wild Things"

There is much in the world to

There is much in the world to make us afraid.  There is much more in our faith to make us unafraid.  ~Frederick W. Cropp

I never found the companion that was

I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.  We are for the most part more lonely when we go abroad among men than when we stay in our chambers.  ~Henry David Thoreau, "Solitude," Walden, 1854

When you suffer an attack of nerves

When you suffer an attack of nerves you’re being attacked by the nervous system.  What chance has a man got against a system?  ~Russell HobanDCMOO

I am an old man and have

I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.  ~Mark Twain

To fear is one thing let grab

To fear is one thing.  To let fear grab you by the tail and swing you around is another.  ~Katherine Paterson, Jacob Have I Loved rdqqaug2001

When one has too great a dread

When one has too great a dread of what is impending, one feels some relief when the trouble has come.  ~Joseph Joubert

The future is called 34perhaps34 which the

The future is called "perhaps," which is the only possible thing to call the future.  And the only important thing is not to allow that to scare you.  ~Tennessee Williams, Orpheus Descending, 1957LCD

One of the most tragic things i

One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living.  We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon – instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.  ~Dale Carnegie

You have brains in your head feet

You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.
You’re on your own.
And you know what you know.
You are the guy who’ll decide where to go.
~Dr. Seuss

Never bear more than one kind of

Never bear more than one kind of trouble at a time.  Some people bear three – all they have had, all they have now, and all they expect to have.  ~Edward Everett Hale

Anxiety is a thin stream of fear

Anxiety is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind.  If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained.  ~Arthur Somers Roche

A neurotic is a man who builds

A neurotic is a man who builds a castle in the air.  A psychotic is the man who lives in it.  A psychiatrist is the man who collects the rent.  ~Jerome Lawrence

If i had my life to live

If I had my life to live over, I would perhaps have more actual troubles but I’d have fewer imaginary ones.  ~Don Herold

I was seized by the stern hand

I was seized by the stern hand of Compulsion, that dark, unseasonable Urge that impels women to clean house in the middle of the night.  ~James Thurber

A stammering man is never a worthless

A stammering man is never a worthless one.  Physiology can tell you why.  It is an excess of sensibility to the presence of his fellow creature, that makes him stammer.  ~Thomas Carlyle, letter to Ralph Waldo Emerson, 17 November 1843DCMOO

They need to worry and betray time

They need to worry and betray time with urgencies false and otherwise, purely anxious and whiny, their souls really won’t be at peace unless they can latch on to an established and proven worry and having once found it they assume facial expressions to fit and go with it, which is, you see, unhappiness, and all the time it all flies by them and they know it and that too worries them no end.  ~Jack Kerouac

All too frequently anxiety crushes not only

All too frequently, anxiety crushes not only your spirit and your potential, but your ability to take care of your mind and body.  ~Jonathan Davidson and Henry Dreher, The Anxiety Book: Developing Strength in the Face of Fearp246

You know those days when youve got

You know those days when you’ve got the mean reds…. the blues are because you’re getting fat or maybe it’s been raining too long.  You’re sad, that’s all.  But the mean reds are horrible.  You’re afraid and you sweat like hell, but you don’t know what you’re afraid of.  Except something bad is going to happen, only you don’t know what it is.  ~Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, 1958, spoken by the character Holly Golightly

The better i get to know men

The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs.  ~Charles de Gaullein "Some General Comments, Entre Nous…," Time, 8 December 1967

Do not be too timid and squeamish

Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions.  All life is an experiment.  The more experiments you make the better.  What if they are a little course, and you may get your coat soiled or torn?  What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled in the dirt once or twice.  Up again, you shall never be so afraid of a tumble.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are people who have an appetite

There are people who have an appetite for grief; pleasure is not strong enough and they crave pain.  They have mithridatic stomachs which must be fed on poisoned bread, natures so doomed that no prosperity can sooth their ragged and dishevelled desolation.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

The neurotic longs to touch bottom so

The neurotic longs to touch bottom, so at least he won’t have that to worry about anymore.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960CDN

I keep the telephone of my mind

I keep the telephone of my mind open to peace, harmony, health, love and abundance.  Then, whenever doubt, anxiety or fear try to call me, they keep getting a busy signal – and soon they’ll forget my number.  ~Edith Armstrong

No one is moved to act or

No one is moved to act, or resolves to speak a single word, who does not hope by means of this action or word to release anxiety from his spirit.  ~Ali ibn-HazmDCMOO

When we are afraid ought not to

When we are afraid we ought not to occupy ourselves with endeavoring to prove that there is no danger, but in strengthening ourselves to go on in spite of the danger.  ~Mark Rutherford

When i really worry about something dont

When I really worry about something, I don’t just fool around.  I even have to go to the bathroom when I worry about something.  Only, I don’t go.  I’m too worried to go.  I don’t want to interrupt my worrying to go.  ~J.D. Salinger, Catcher in the Rye

Worry doubt fear and despair are the

Worry, doubt, fear and despair are the enemies which slowly bring us down to the ground and turn us to dust before we die.  ~Attributed to Douglas MacArthurDCMOO